Canadians buy next dairy farm

Canadian mounties are the beneficiaries of a pension fund that invests in New Zealand property.

2:13 PM  Canadians are big investors in New Zealand property, especially dairy farms and forestry.

Cattle in sea of mud 

Young bulls in a muddy paddock on the outskirts of Ashhurst in Manawatu.

14 min ago  Cattle standing in a sea of mud during a wet winter have raised the ire of a retired Manawatu farmer.

Hemp considered for farmers

A paddock of hemp.

Industrial hemp is being promoted as a crop option for Tararua farmers.

Brexit's impact on NZ exports

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Western North Island Director, Kirsten Bryant and her farm dog.

Britain's exit vote to leave the EU is being felt as far away as Taumarunui - or is it?

Irish shearer lines up NZ record

Irish shearer Ivan Scott sets a world record in Taupo in 2012.

New Zealand has provided the competitive environment for an Irish shearer who is taking a tilt at a Kiwi record.

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opinion

Let the baby kissing season begin

Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president James Stewart.

2:21 PM  Cheesy billboards signal it's election time, says farmer James Stewart.

Son hits farming nerve

Food for thought about farming in the future, from Pita Alexander.

Professor wants more farming research

Feeling like Rip Van Winkle

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Cattle in sea of mud distress old farmer

Young bulls in a muddy paddock on the outskirts of Ashhurst in Manawatu.

12 min ago  Cattle standing in a sea of mud during a wet winter have raised the ire of a retired Manawatu farmer.

Canadians buy next dairy farm

2:13 PM  Canadians are big investors in New Zealand property, especially dairy farms and forestry.

Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president James Stewart.

Let the baby kissing season begin

2:21 PM  Cheesy billboards signal it's election time, says farmer James Stewart.

advice
Merino farmer Simon Williamson, left, and American fabric supplier Jose Fernandez  at Glenbrook Station in the MacKenzie ...

High country runholders must adapt

Mackenzie Country run holder Simon Williamson keeps busy both on and off the farm.

aquaculture

Mussels on Country Calendar

Clearwater Mussels owners Lyn Godsiff, left, and John Young were judged South Island Farmer of the Year 2015.

One of Marlborough's innovative farmers gets his time on screen.

Scallop downturn expected

Dive centre owner says he relies on a good summer diving season to survive the winter months.

Cawthron scientist Kevin Heasman with scampi being raised under infrared light at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park.

'Camilla' birthday gives seafood hope video

Cawthron Institute scientists have raised the world's first New Zealand scampi in captivity.

beef

Cattle in sea of mud distress old farmer

Young bulls in a muddy paddock on the outskirts of Ashhurst in Manawatu.

11 min ago  Cattle standing in a sea of mud during a wet winter have raised the ire of a retired Manawatu farmer.

Farming land locked for good

 Remnants of forests and wetlands are being legally secured by farmers for future generations.

Kate Blincoe, second from right, examines a farming object.

Teens go gaga about a gudgeon

2:11 PM  Students at Palmerston North Girls High School can dream of a rural life in an urban environment.

Sheep

Teens go gaga about a gudgeon

Palmerston North Girls' High School's Georgia Wheeler, second from right, organises a young farmers club at the school. ...

2:11 PM  Students at Palmerston North Girls High School can dream of a rural life in an urban environment.

Farm sales down in Manawatu

Farm listings are down in Manawatu and Rangitikei with only 64 sold in the past year.

James Guild is the national chairman of the QE11 National Trust.

Farming land locked for good

 Remnants of forests and wetlands are being legally secured by farmers for future generations.

cropping

Has the pea weevil already bolted?

The pea weevil was found in the Wairarapa in March. If not eradicated, could cause economic damage to New Zealand.

Farmers say the devastating pea weevil may have made it to other parts of the North Island.

Fruit to the fore

A lift in the value of fruit exports has helped offset falling dairy receipts over the past year.

Massey University is undertaking a study on the health effects of pesticides.

Participants needed for agrichemical study

The effect of agrichemicals on the health of people who apply them is the subject of a Massey University study.

agribusiness

Canadians buy next dairy farm

Canadian mounties are the beneficiaries of a pension fund that invests in New Zealand property.

2:13 PM  Canadians are big investors in New Zealand property, especially dairy farms and forestry.

Meat demand to outpace dairy

Sir Graeme Harrison is so confident about sheep and beef prospects that he's bought a farm.

A paddock of hemp.

Hemp might be a crop for farmers

Industrial hemp is being promoted as a crop option for Tararua farmers.

Discovery

Tech from the farmer's view

DairyNZ scientist Callum Eastwood worked at a youth hostel in the Canadian Rockies during his OE.

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who believes technology has an important role but will never replace a good farmer.

Always up for a challenge

Scientist goes from textile chemist to entomologist to public health researcher, and is now researching special milks.

Cather Simpson: Associate professor of physics and chemical sciences, University of Auckland, and director of the Photon ...

Goosebumps at Photon Factory

Knowledge of the composition of milk offers opportunities for farmers to improve productivity.

rural women

Ayrshire pedigree shines through

Ayrshire champion Kylee Perrett has won a national award for her contribution to the breed.

It's all in the breeding for a young Taranaki sharemilker.

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Opinion: The fairytale of farming doesn't always have a happy ever after ending.

Video

Man killed at mine is named

Tipiwai Stainton died when the 50-tonne front-end loader he was driving tipped and fell at a Waihi mine.

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